Synonyms for aegis

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ee-jis
Phonetic Transcription : ˈi dʒɪs

Définition of aegis

Origin :
  • "protection," 1793, from Latin aegis, from Greek Aigis, the name of the shield of Zeus, said by Herodotus to be related to aix (genitive aigos) "goat," from PIE *aig- "goat" (cf. Sanskrit ajah, Lithuanian ozys "he-goat"), as the shield was of goatskin. Athene's aigis was a short goat-skin cloak, covered with scales, set with a gorgon's head, and fringed with snakes. The exact use and purpose of it is not now clear.
  • The goatskin would be worn with the two forelegs tied in front of the wearer's breast, or possibly with the head passed through an opening made at the neck, by the removal of the animal's head. [F. Warre Cornish, ed., "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities," London, 1898]
  • noun protection
Example sentences :
  • Will she refuse to protect with her aegis the most humble of her adorers?
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry » by Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
  • So now he felt secure, under the aegis of the Press, and the wing of the "Gosshawk."
  • Extract from : « Put Yourself in His Place » by Charles Reade
  • She is to have her piano and he is to write a book under her aegis.
  • Extract from : « Tante » by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • But he knew not at all the intent of Zeus who holds the aegis.
  • Extract from : « Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica » by Homer and Hesiod
  • All national and local elections since 1945 have been held under the aegis of the Democratic Front.
  • Extract from : « Area Handbook for Albania » by Eugene K. Keefe
  • No diplomatic pressure was put upon Vienna, which under the aegis of Berlin was allowed to go to any lengths against Servia.
  • Extract from : « Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised) » by Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
  • New arts and industries would spring up under the aegis of the local associations.
  • Extract from : « Imaginations and Reveries » by (A.E.) George William Russell
  • In Homer he frequently appears on the field, like Ares and Athene, bearing the aegis to frighten the foe.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 » by Various
  • She still wore the cestus of her ancient witchcraft; but the diadem of Juno was on her brow, and the aegis of Pallas in her hand.
  • Extract from : « The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4) » by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • How the cultivator of the soil operates his farm is—under the aegis of St. Private Property—his own business.
  • Extract from : « Woman under socialism » by August Bebel

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